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Have you been in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident in Virginia or Northeast North Carolina? If so, then your life has pretty much been put on hold. After an accident, the burden of hospital bills, auto repair costs, lost income, and physical impairment can be incredibly challenging for you and your family.

At Kalfus & Nachman PC, our goal is to simplify this process for you. If your accident was not your fault, then we will deal with the other party’s insurance company and fight for the full amount of compensation by helping you file a personal injury lawsuit.

Why Hire Our Firm?

  • Free Consultations
  • Award-Winning Counsel
  • Millions Recovered
  • 40+ Years of Experience

Know Your Rights After an Accident

A serious auto accident injury is life-changing. If your accident was caused by another person’s recklessness or negligence, we can help you understand the true value of your injury claim, and hold the other driver accountable for turning your life upside down.

For more information about your rights after an auto accident, please visit:

You can also download Kalfus & Nachman PC’s Accident Assistance app for iPhone or Android. We have offices conveniently located in Newport News, Norfolk, and Roanoke, enabling us to help clients all across Virginia.

Our law firm has a 4.5 star rating on Google, and we are committed to doing all that we can to help our clients obtain the results they deserve. Here’s what one of our clients had to say about the legal services we provide:

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“Everything was great with me having Kalfus & Nachman as my attorneys. Specifically, Christopher Jacobs. He filed suit when the insurance company would not treat me fairly. He was quick to return my calls and kept me informed of what to expect. He also gave me great advice. The whole process took some time, but that was to be expected when I had to file a lawsuit to obtain what I deserved. If I know anyone that needs a lawyer because they were injured, I would refer them to Christopher Jacobs. He was great to work with and did a fine job for me.”


Our Virginia auto accident attorneys are here to help you! Contact Kalfus & Nachman PC today to schedule a free case vvaluation.


 

When Should I Get a Lawyer for a Car Accident in Virginia?

Bringing a car accident lawyer into your claim at the right time can make a huge difference in the amount of compensation you will receive and your overall well-being. Even if you believe your injuries are minor, it's still in your best interest to speak to an attorney about your case as soon as possible. An experienced Virginia car accident lawyer can give you advice on your present situation and help you avoid any mistakes that might harm your claim.

Here are some additional indicators that it may be time to involve a car accident attorney in your case:

  • You are being pressured by the at-fault driver's insurance company to accept an offer.
  • Your injuries are severe, requiring lengthy medical treatment and preventing you from working.
  • The at-fault driver is disputing fault, claiming that you are to blame for all or part of the crash.
  • Your accident involved a commercial or government vehicle such as a semi-truck or city bus (these cases have very complex laws).

The important thing to understand is that you don't have to go through this alone. The Virginia car accident lawyers at Kalfus & Nachman PC can provide the support you need during this difficult time. We make it our business to guide individuals and families who were wrongfully injured to a favorable resolution of their case, giving them peace of mind that all details of their case will be taken care of.


Give our office a call at (855) 880-8163to get started. Our team is ready to help you today!


Types of Motor Vehicle Accidents

Some of the most common types of accident cases our firm handles include:

Determining Who is Responsible for Your Accident

In the aftermath of a wreck, it is sometimes obvious who is at fault. For example, if you were rear-ended by another vehicle, there is usually little question who is liable. However, in other situations, it may be unclear who – or what – was at fault for the accident. Besides the other driver, a defective vehicle part overlooked by a manufacturer or a hazardous roadway ignored by local government entities may have played a role in your accident.

In order to find out, you need the resources of an experienced car accident attorney in Virginia. At Kalfus & Nachman PC, we work with seasoned investigators and expert witnesses to reconstruct your accident, gathering all the evidence we need to build a strong case on your behalf. We will also help you to know what to do after a car accident.

What If I Was Partially at Fault?

Negligence laws vary from state to state. Unfortunately, Virginia still holds on to the old and archaic law of contributory negligence, which means that you cannot make a recovery if you were partially at fault for the accident and resulting injuries. 

This is why it is very important that you contact an experienced car accident lawyer before you call the insurance company. Insurance company adjusters are trained to ask you questions that give the illusion that you may have some fault in the crash. Never provide a recorded statement without having an attorney by your side. 

When you work with Kalfus & Nachman, we will explain negligence issues such as contributory negligence and joint and several liability; for now, all you need to know is that if you were involved in a car accident, you should never admit fault, and you should contact our firm as soon as possible.

Car Accident FAQ

What Types of Compensation Can I Recover?

If you have been involved in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Medical costs
  • Future lost wages
  • Pain
  • Property damage costs
  • Rental car expenses
  • Inconvenience
  • Disability
  • Lost wages
  • Scarring
  • Future medical costs
  • Suffering
  • Permanent injuries

Reckless and careless drivers are often punished by punitive damages, which are awarded in cases that involve willful and wanton conduct. Cases which involve a person driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol often result in these damages.

Can I Recover Medical Expenses After An Accident?

Yes, medical expenses are recoverable in the average car accident claim. Medical expenses are usually the number one reason why people decide they need to file a car accident claim after an accident and not just depend on whatever the other insurance company wants to give them. With a successful claim, your past and future medical expenses should be covered entirely by the liable driver, up to their insurance cap. Even at that point, though, there might be other applicable insurance policies to file against for any remaining, unpaid medical expenses.

Can I Recover Lost Wages in a Car Accident Claim?

Yes, you can seek lost and reduced wages through a car accident claim. For example, if you miss a month of work because of your injuries, then you can demand a month’s worth of your wages. If you receive employer-provided disability benefits that pay some of your missing wages, then you can still sue for the gap between those benefits and the normal amount. If your injuries are permanent and keep you from pursuing advancements in your career, then you could sue for future wages you will now not get the chance to earn.

Is My Claim Worth Pursuing?

Yes, every claim is worth pursuing to some point. At the least, you should always talk to a professional car accident attorney about what happened to get their valuable and experienced input. They can tell you if your claim has a high enough value or strong enough evidence in your favor to pursue. For example, claims dealing with only a few hundred dollars or a couple of thousand dollars are generally straightforward enough to not require an attorney’s assistance. Or if there is strong evidence that shows you were 100% liable for the crash, then a plaintiff’s attorney would likely be unable to accept your case.

Should I Speak with the Other Driver's Insurance Company?

No. After your auto accident, the other driver's insurance company will more than likely contact you in an effort to obtain a statement. It is in your best interest to not speak with any insurance adjuster until you speak to an experienced car accident attorney. 

Insurance adjusters are trained to ask you questions, which can be construed to make you look like you have some fault in the accident. Insurance companies do not make money by paying claims, and that is why they wish to obtain your statement immediately following the wreck. 

Even if you do not realize how your statements may hinder your case, you should not speak to the insurance adjuster. Instead, call the experienced Virginia car accident attorneys at Kalfus & Nachman PC.

What Other Steps Should I Take to Help My Case?

Call the police and seek medical attention immediately. You should always seek evaluation by a medical doctor to see if you have any internal injuries. Even if you do not think you are injured, your injuries may not be apparent to you. If possible, take pictures of the damage to the vehicles and the surrounding scene. Be sure to obtain the names of any witnesses to the crash. Have your friends and family confirm the names and addresses of these witnesses.

Should I Call the Police After a Crash?

Even if no one was injured in the car accident, you should call the police. This is especially important if the other party was at fault. The police will write up an accident report, take down driver information and statements, and assess fault. They can also speak to the insurance company. If you have been injured in the crash, notify the police so that information can be included in the accident report.

Why Do I Need a Car Accident Lawyer?

If you were injured in your car accident, you may have medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. A car accident attorney in Virginia can make sure you get the compensation you deserve. Insurance companies are notorious for low-balling accident victims and then dragging their feet on paying out claims. We can make sure the insurance company pays in a timely manner. In addition, car accident claims may be complex. The car accident attorneys at Kalfus & Nachman PC will explain everything to you in a way you understand so that your claim is very clear.

how is Kalfus & nachman Different?

  • You Will Pay No Fees Unless We Win Your Case
  • We Have Recovered Millions of Dollars for Our Clients
  • Our Attorneys Are Well-Equipped to Fight Insurance Companies
  • We Have Successfully Handled Thousands of Cases Since 1979
  • We are a Full-Service Firm with Multiple Locations
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See What Our Clients Say

    “I highly recommend Kalfus & Nachman. They were on point from start to finish. Their office called me to keep me informed every step of the way. Everyone was friendly and returned calls and e-mails promptly! Very professional!”

    - Victor Gilmore

    “They took the time needed to listen and explain the answers to any questions I asked. The follow-up to return my calls was excellent and the results were unparalleled.”

    - Nancy Lewis

    “I was able to gain a sense of "calm" in the midst of dealing with an injury and all the hardship that comes with it. Thanks!!!”

    - K. Williams
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  • AAJ Leaders Forum
  • Top 25 Motor Vehicle TLA
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  • The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • End Distracted Driving
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • NPBA - Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association
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  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association


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